Grand Isle State Park
This One Of The Louisiana State Parks Was Badly Hit By Hurricane Katrina
Grand Isle State Park covers only 140 acres of land on the barrier island of Grand Isle on the coast of Louisiana.
It is the only barrier island in the state that has inhabitants. Despite the small size of the park it is an extremely popular place for beach goers and fishing enthusiasts to visit.
However, in recent years it has suffered badly from some major hurricanes which have struck the area, especially Katrina in 2005.
It is not only hurricanes which have affected the park. It was forced to shut its beach in May 2010 following a huge oil leak from an offshore drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico. It remained closed for a full year while clean up operations took place.
The Storm Damaged Pier At Grand Isle S.P.
Now that the beach has reopened Grand Isle State Park is the perfect place for families with young children to go camping. The kids will love the sands and the warm shallow gulf waters while the adults can relax, nature watch or fisf at what is reputed to be one of the best spots on the coast of America. Within the park there is a two and a half mile nature trail.
The park has 49 campsites all of them having electric and water hook-ups. One of the sites is specially designed for disabled access.
Grand Isle State Park is ideally located to enable visitors to explore this fascinating barrier island. The old town of Grand Isle itself is extremely interesting with a lovely illuminated fishing pier and wonderful seafood restaurants. The nearby Fourchon Beach is four miles of sandy coastline open to the public.
The Grand Isle Bridge. In The Foreground Is The Roof Of A Submerged Truck!
For the fishing fanatic Grand Isle is the place to be. There are numerous places to charter a boat or join a sea fishing trip. The deeper waters have everything from snapper to really big Marlin while closer to shore you will catch speckled trout, redfish, croaker and drum.
Best the best reason for visiting this one of the state parks in Louisiana is simply to relax in what are some beautiful unique surroundings.
If you would like to download a map of Grand Isle S.P. that shows the position of all the facilities, then
You Will See Plenty Of Brown Pelicans At Grand Isle
Summary of Facilities
49 Site campground
One site ADA compliant
2.5 mile nature trail
Surf bike rental
Summary of Activities
Grand Isle State Park
Admiral Craik Drive
Phone - (985)787-2559
Toll Free -888-787-2559
For reservations - 877-226-7652
email [email protected]
This is the position of Grand Isle S.P. it is indicated with a star on this map of Louisiana.
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